Kenyan assets drop after court declares election result invalid

Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga

"Over 8 million people supported the election of Uhuru Kenyatta but the Supreme Court has ignored this in the ruling which is very shameful", said Matheri Wa Hungu.

After the address, President Kenyatta started his campaigns immediately at Burma market in Nairobi, vowing to change the face of Nairobi and sell what he said was the best manifesto yet.

"They can not. Kenyans will decide, and that is the nature of democracy".

After the election, global monitors from the EU, the African Union and the United States had said there was no major fraud on polling day and urged Mr Odinga to concede.

The lead counsel for the president, Ahmednassir Abdulahi, told the court that the nullification was a "very political decision" but said they will live with the consequences.

The lawyer representing the elections body, Paul Muite, said the election regulations did not specifically have strict requirements for the security features on the result declaration forms.

There were also no signs of tension in Kenyatta's ethnic strongholds, while supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga celebrated peacefully in the streets in areas that had voted for him.

Commenting on this on Joy FM's Midday News, Mr Lardy Anyenini said Kenya's constitution has progressive provisions which formed the basis for the decision.

Private legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Anyenini has lauded Kenya's Supreme Court for the expeditious manner it has dealt with the election petition there.

The court ordered a new vote within 60 days.

After Kenya's Supreme Court voided his electoral win, President Uhuru Kenyatta said he disagrees with the ruling but will respect it.

Other Presidential elections have been challenged in Uganda where Kizza Besigye sued the Electoral Commission and President Yoweri Museveni in 2001 and 2006. One, Justice Njoki Ndung'u, said that every election faces challenges and any seen in Kenya's presidential election were not deliberate or conducted in bad faith. "Majority actually belong in jail and therefore we are going to ask prosecution for all the electoral commission officials who have committed this monstrous crime against the people of Kenya".

Chris Musando, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Director of the Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), was killed just seven days to the election.



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